Hello again. I just wanted to share with you one of my favorite ESL teaching secrets. This is how I taught my own children as they were growing up in Korea! (Yes even their first language was Korean and to a lesser extent English, since they spent the majority of their days in Kindergarten or with their Korean Aunties and cousins).
As you know, music is one of my big secrets for teaching. Music is great for all kinds of teaching really, but it works amazingly with ESL learners. I just wrote an article about my favorite Musical Movies for ESL Learning, however, for younger children there are some different recommendations. By younger kids, I mean any age before 9 years old. Several recommendations from the “Musical Movies For ESL Learning” article are great too. But there are definitely several more that fit better with younger children.
These were my Super-Star students from Kwang Nam Elementary School in Seoul. This was one of my favorite schools and experiences for sure. You can see how well my “Bondaygee ESL System” works here. Mind you the students were pretty nervous doing their little recitals and did their best to say the words as fast as possible. If you were to talk to them and normal speed they could answer with near perfect pronunciation. Click a student to hear their recitals and the “Browser Back” button to go back to start. The story about these great students can be found here at “The Amazing ESL Story”.
Important Update: The majority of beginner ESL Materials are moving here! System.Bondaygee.com
Bondaygee’s English is for just about everybody. But I must admit, I had a lot of natural enthusiasm for teaching children. Much of that came from my Grandmother, who was my best teacher.
If you happen to be teaching children, make sure you’re using good games to make it fun. Please check out my “BEST ESL GAMES” page. It’s essential for good class experience.
Students having fun in an ESL Game. (The way it should be!)
Hello ESL Teachers and Friends. How are your classes? Would you like a little help in making it better? Try using some of these fun games to liven up your class. I taught in Korea for more than ten years and my success had a lot do with the fun teaching style I used and innovated.
Great games are an excellent way of making a class exciting. I frequently used catchy music while teaching and for lessons, in general, I always used ESL Games to make everyone feel and believe that they are having fun while they learn. Here’s some of the best games.